Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area
Dawes County: Chadron, Crawford.Area 3,659 acres. Located 2 miles east, 2 miles south and 2 miles east of Crawford. This area is largely covered by ponderosa pine forests, with grasslands on level areas and also some deciduous trees lining Squaw Creek. There is a hiking trail starting at parking area 5 that provides an excellent panorama, and may offer views of such raptors as prairie falcons. National Forest land adjoins the area to the south and southwest. About ten miles south of Crawford along State Highway 2 are ridgetop pine wooded habitats where Cassin's kingbirds are rather easily seen, especially during September.